Absentee Voting

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Absentee Voting

Georgia law allows residents to vote by absentee ballot, sometimes known as voting by mail.


Senate Bill 202 passed by the General Assembly in 2021 made many changes to the absentee ballot process, including new deadlines and ID requirements.

 


UPCOMING DATES

 

The earliest day a resident can mail a ballot for the April 5 Special Election is March 7, 2022. The last day to submit an application for an absentee ballot for the April 5 Special Election is March 25, 2022.

 

March 7, 2022
O.C.G.A. 21-2- 381(a)(1)(A)
Earliest day to apply for an absentee ballot for the May General Primary Election

 

April 5, 2022
0.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)
Earliest day for a UOCAVA registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election
*Ranked choice runoff ballots will be included with the UOCAVA ballot packets.

April 25, 2022
0.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)
Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election

 

May 13, 2022
0.C.G.A. 21-2- 381(a)(1)(A)
Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the May General Primary Election


REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Voters must submit an absentee ballot application to request an absentee ballot.  

How to Complete Your Absentee Ballot Application

1. Download the Absentee Ballot Application here.

 

2. Complete the application including:

• the name and date of the election
• the voter’s name
• address where the voter is registered
• date of birth
• Your Driver’s License Number or other ID specified on the form (updated for 2021)
• the voter’s signature

 

SUBMIT YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION

Via Online
Submit the application online using the Fulton County Absentee Portal as a .pdf or .jpg. The maximum file size is 5 MB. The file should be high resolution and legible (minimum file size of 1 MB is recommended). Each submission must have only one application.

Via Email
To submit an absentee ballot application via email, attach the application as a .pdf or .jpg. The maximum file size is 5 MB to Elections.Absentee@fultoncountyga.gov. Only one application may be attached per email.

Via Fax
404-612-3697

Via Mail
Fulton County Registration and Elections
Absentee Ballot Division
130 Peachtree St SW, Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303

RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT

After you return your absentee ballot application, a ballot will be mailed to you.

After your ballot arrives in the mail, please complete it carefully following the provided instructions.

To be counted, your absentee ballot must be received by the Department of Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

There are three ways to return your ballot.

By Mail
Mail your absentee ballot to 130 Peachtree St SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303

By Drop Box
Return your absentee ballot via Absentee Ballot drop box.
Drop boxes are now located inside eight Fulton County early voting sites. Drop boxes are accessible during early voting hours, May 2 - 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

In Our Offices

Return to the Fulton County Department of Registration & Elections offices:
130 Peachtree St SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA
7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA
5600 Stonewall Tell Road, South Fulton, GA

*You may not return your absentee ballot at your Election Day polling place.


For questions related to absentee ballots, call 404-612-7060, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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